Many people get anxious before surgery which mostly includes hesitation and stress. Good news is that almost everyone feels the same way and you are not the only one. Every little surgery gives us the chills but plastic surgery may be quite different. Apart from worrying about the procedure itself and the pain, you also become concerned with the end result. Thus, fear of plastic surgery may seem greater than a regular operation. There are lots of stuff going through your mind. This is pretty normal and you are not alone feeling anxious about surgeries. Everyone has doubts questions and fears about any surgery. Here are some concerns and how to deal with them.
1) What If Something Goes Wrong During The Surgery?
This is a question everyone who went through a surgery got concerned about. You probably heard that no surgery is a minor one. That is, every surgery has the chance that complications can occur. Plastic surgery is no exception of course but mind that the surgeons are trained to take care of such situations. If your surgeon is competent enough, this increases the chance that everything will go smoothly. To feel secure about the surgery, knowing your surgeon’s credential may help you trust your doctor.
2) Fear of anesthesia and pain
Anesthesia can be frightening because you have to let go of the control of your body. It is important to know that anesthesia works to your benefit. It will relieve your pain during and after surgery. Prescribed pain medications will help you ease the pain. Thus, you don’t need to worry about it! In most of the plastic surgeries the incision, if there is any, will be very small relative to major surgeries. The cuts will be barely visible aesthetically. There is also little chance that there will be complications if you choose the right place for the operation.
How can you overcome surgery fear?
1) Explain your fears to your surgeon
Your doctor is always there to relieve your concerns about the procedure. Do not hesitate to ask questions that pop into your mind. It is always better to be informed about the surgery and you have no questions left in your mind. This way you won’t fear the unknown and be able to trust your surgeon.
2)Do your research
The informed patient is the best patient. You will be much more comfortable if you know all about the procedure. When having a surgery, the anxiety aroused is mainly because you don’t know what’s going to happen. Visiting blogs, websites, talking to patients who had the same experience will help you decide and comfort you throughout the procedure.
3)Prepare your environment for after surgery
It will help you to plan what is going to happen after surgery. Knowing who will take you home, where will you rest, who will take care of the children will help you relax and relieve your anxiety.
When people are nervous, they tend to smoke a lot more than they usually do. However, smoking interferes with your healing and can cause complications during the surgery. It is important to cut down on smoking weeks before surgery and avoid smoking right before the operation.
5)Listen to your doctor’s advice
Listen carefully what your doctor has to say about the procedure. The instructions you will receive will help you have a smooth procedure and help you with the healing process. Remember to do what your surgeon recommends before surgery. This will help you feel safer and have a better experience.
5)Keep calm and think about the results
Even if you experience pain and bruising right after the surgery, remember what you wanted in the first place. Thinking about the result of the surgery instead of the procedure itself will keep you calm. You will be more positive about the operation as it will result in something you have wanted for a while. Thinking about the result on your body will give you the motivation to go through with it.
This content is created and published by Flymedi Medical Editors in May 2019.